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Kenneth Strom
a good BOB? for DVCPRO via SDI output TO CAPTURE into Precision 690 PC?
on Feb 14, 2011 at 6:05:59 pm

Help with this Please,

I would like to move old tapes using the SDI output
from a DVCPRO aj-d750 without any Fireware on the VTR Desk,
and the old SD camera has only S-Video output, and composite
I am struggling to understand if this Kona2 (or the Adrenaline DNA BOB)
item will be adequate, or useless for transfering the SD video,
The current computer is Precision 690, and I'll be happy to get a Power-Mac...

the potentially usable options, AFAIK: are in my non-prioritize list below!

my initial searching began with this potential item!:
Kona2 capture card with KBOX Breakout Box <> good with DVCPRO aj-d750 ??
egads, this gives me information overload


Avid Break | The Video Help Blog
Dec 2, 2010 ... AVID Adrenaline DNA Break Out Box 1 Year Warranty Paypal US $299.00... Avid Media Composer Adrenaline HD Break Out Box DNA ... - is the link for:
Avid 7030-03181-02 C Adrenaline Video Board Card

Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle


here is another confusing possibility:
Blackmagic Design: DeckLink

DeckLink SDI is the world's most affordable HD/SD-SDI capture card, ...

and the initial gadget in my list for R&D was this one:

Kona 2
By Terence Curren, June 27, 2005

Kona 2 is priced at US $2,490.00. K Box is priced at US $299.00. Both Kona 2 and K Box will be available in June 2004


big Thanks, from...

JEFF, confused in Cowtowne !

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Jeff Greenberg
Re: a good BOB? for DVCPRO via SDI output TO CAPTURE into Precision 690 PC?
on Feb 14, 2011 at 8:25:49 pm

There are a bunch of items you can get: do you want a breakout box or a card?

The Adrenaline boxes will only work on media composer, sorry.

AJA: The I/O (firewire BOB that can move to different systems/laptops) or the Kona cards (macpro only)
Black Magic starts with the decklink and goes up to the Multibridge - all desktop/macpro only)
Matrox: the MXO (over DVI) or MXO2 LE or Full, PCI or PCI express (MacPro or 17" MBP)


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Andrew Rendell
Re: a good BOB? for DVCPRO via SDI output TO CAPTURE into Precision 690 PC?
on Feb 14, 2011 at 8:26:21 pm

I'd look at the bigger picture before jumping at one of those options. What software are you going to use? If you've already got software you should see what hardware is going to work with it. If you haven't, be aware that professional video is dominated by FCP (which is mac only) and Avid (which is available for both mac and pc), but if you're not worried about that there are a few others like Adobe's Premiere, Sony's Vegas and Grass Valley's Edius.

AFAIK the Avid hardware only works with the Avid software (although I might be wrong) and an Adrenaline box at $299 is going to be an empty box that will need cards putting in it (at much more expense).

There's another way to look at this as well. I use both Avid and FCP but I don't own any VTRs as I find it better to either hire an appropriate deck by the day or use a local facility to digitise from tape than to actually own them myself and potentially spend loads of cash on a roomful of kit that might end up only ever being used once.

Sorry if that's not particularly helpful, but I'd rather guide you towards making your own choice in an informed way than tell you to get x, y or z, which might turn out to be the wrong choice for you in the long run. If I were you I'd look at the packages that resellers put together as a way of seeing which hardware and software goes together (it'll be quicker than going through manufacturers web sites and amassing a load of technical information).

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